Scotland keep Euro 2012 qualifying hopes alive

Scotland defeated Liechtenstein 1-0 in the Rheinpark Stadium to keep their hopes alive of qualifying for Euro 2012.
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Scotland defeated Liechtenstein 1-0 in the Rheinpark Stadium to keep their hopes alive of qualifying for Euro 2012.

The Scots now go into the final game on Tuesday against the world and European champions Spain needing to equal the Czech Republic’s result in Lithuania to book a play-off spot.

Boss Craig Levein admits it’s going to be a tough game.

"Our intention was to move into second place in the table and now we are in the position where the second place is ours to lose," he said.

"We have a group of players who recover quickly, they are a fit bunch of guys and they are in a position I would have taken at the start of the campaign, where if we win the game we finish second, that's a fact.

"It is a tall order, we understand that but there is nothing for us to fear, that is the important thing, there is nothing to fear.

"We are playing the world champions, of course, but we are in the position where if we win the game we qualify.

"I believe wholeheartedly in the players and their ability to rise to the challenge.

"We can't go in the game relying on what happens in Lithuania, we have no influence over that.

"So it makes complete sense for me to do everything I can to win the game on Tuesday night.

"Of course we recognise it is difficult but we have nothing to fear and I can assure you that the lads will run themselves into the ground attempting to get that second spot."

 
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